Insights into Editorial: Is a Border Fence an Absolute Essential along the India-Myanmar Border?

    Insights into Editorial: Is a Border Fence an Absolute Essential along the India-Myanmar Border?    Summary: The construction of border fence by Myanmar has led to resentment among the people on both sides of the Indo-Myanmar border.   Who will mainly be affected by this decision? The affected people mainly are Konyak, Khiamniungan …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 February 2017

    Insights Daily Current Affairs, 09 February 2017     Paper 3 Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Committee of Secretaries setup to speed up the implementation of Namami Gange Programme   The government has announced setting up of a Committee of Secretaries to speed up the implementation of Namami …

Insights into Editorial: Trump signs order to begin Mexico border wall in immigration crackdown

    Insights into Editorial: Trump signs order to begin Mexico border wall in immigration crackdown    Since his swearing-in as President, Trump is wasting no time in enforcing his numerous campaign promises. One such order is the use of federal resources to construct a Mexican border wall.   How long will it be? The …

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 February 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. STATIC Syllabus Timetable General Studies – 1; Topic:The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) Discuss the significance of contributions made by women freedom fighters during …

6) The age of Big Data, the growing pervasiveness of Aadhaar, and the government’s push towards a cashless and digital economy has led to a re-emergence of interest in privacy and data protection in India. In your opinion, what are the key elements that should drive the design of a privacy law (when it is actually enacted), or laws that have an impact on privacy? Discuss.

Topic:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) The age of Big Data, the growing pervasiveness of Aadhaar, and the government’s push towards a cashless and digital economy has led to a re-emergence of interest in privacy and data protection in India. In your opinion, what are the key elements …

5) Urbanization acts as engine of growth. But in India, urbanization has given rise to many issues. In your opinion, which are the important issues that policymakers should address in Indian cities and how they should address them? Examine.

Topic: Economic growth and development; Infrastructure 5) Urbanization acts as engine of growth. But in India, urbanization has given rise to many issues. In your opinion, which are the important issues that policymakers should address in Indian cities and how they should address them? Examine. (200 Words) Livemint

4) In essence, public service commissions act as watchdogs for the civil servants. However, over a period of time, recruitment to these commissions have become dependent on political loyalties. In your opinion, what should be the selection process of members to these commissions? What’s the opinion of courts on this issue? Critically discuss.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies 4) In essence, public service commissions act as watchdogs for the civil servants. However, over a period of time, recruitment to these commissions have become dependent on political loyalties. In your opinion, what should be the selection process of members to …

3) The increasing size and complexity of the diaspora requires the government to expand capacity and improve procedures. In this regard, examine what government is doing and what it should do.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora 3) The increasing size and complexity of the diaspora requires the government to expand capacity and improve procedures. In this regard, examine what government is doing and what it should do. (200 Words) The Hindu

2) What role did foreign women play in struggle for India’s independence? Also examine what prompted them to contribute to India’s freedom struggle.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.  2) What role did foreign women play in struggle for India’s independence? Also examine what prompted them to contribute to India’s freedom struggle. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence